According to the Environmental Defense Center (EDC), six major freight companies have agreed to reduce the speed of their boats in the Santa Barbara Channel, off California, during the most active season for whales to improve cetaceans protection and reduce pollution.
The American water park plunged by 33% in one day at New York Stock Exchange, while the public is becoming more aware of the status of killer whales in captivity, following Blackfish documentary.
"Mata Tohora" association offers all volunteers to record their observations on an online platform while "Te Mana O Temoana" launched a free application to identify cetaceans. A funny and educational way to help improve knowledge about dolphins and whales in Pacific.
U.S. scientists have called for international cooperation to preserve the ecosystems of the deep seabed, whose mineral wealth and fisheries are coveted by manufacturers.
Taiwan Forestry Office announced the creation of a sanctuary to protect the white dolphin of China, an endangered humpback dolphin species. Set up by the end of June, the sanctuary will cover 76,300 hectares along the west coast of the island.
Second tourist destination in the world for manta, Indonesia has created the largest sanctuary in the world to protect this fascinating sea creature is as popular amongst divers for their grace than amongst Chinese for their gills.
Located in Corsica, MYRTE experimental platform has set up the Greenergy Box, a new storage system and energy management developed by Areva. Operating on a coupling of solar panels with a system of hydrogen storage and fuel cell, this installation aims to solve the problems of intermittent solar energy.
With his steel trunk of 8 meters high and its branches from 80 to 100 plastic sheets that serve as mini wind turbines, "l'Arbre à Vent" revolutionizes the traditional image of wind turbines. Aesthetic and silent, this technological innovation offers a new reliable source of energy on a human scale which should promote energy independence of consumers.
Researchers at University of California Berkeley have developed a carpet that will convert waves into usable energy. The team is looking for funding to develop the first pilot plant into the ocean and convince its benefits.